October 7, 2020
Most security professionals are aware of the term, “tailgating,” as it refers to an unauthorized user following an authorized user into a facility, usually by means of a swinging door. But do all these security professionals agree on the impact of tailgating, as well as the methods to effectively mitigate it? We were curious so we reached out via our social media channels to find out more.
September 18, 2020
Jim Richards, CEO of Total Security Solutions, has been evaluating and improving corporate security measures in workplaces for a long time. “Too often,” he notes, “big organizations, their facility managers, and even the security integrators they hire look at security as a fix that can be dropped in place. Like swapping out a leaky valve or adding a skylight. They don’t see this as a system of components. A bullet-resistant barrier is a component of security. Cameras are a component. Access control systems. Fire suppression. The security guards. Their security protocols. All of this goes into creating a system.”
June 10, 2020
As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards explains, “There are many different ballistic glass products out there, all of them are fit for different applications—and most people call all of them ‘bulletproof glass,‘ no matter what they are.” Specifically, there are five types of bulletproof glass commonly sold today. You …
June 1, 2020
Support peddle power. Encouraging people to choose healthy, green alternatives can be as simple as installing a well-placed bike rack. Our simple designs take up very little space, ensure easy use for the daily cyclist and manage the chaos of wheels and pedals. Personalize your site or promote your business with custom lettering available on the MBR200 Series.
May 27, 2020
Why specify sensing edges for automatic gates? The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) require automated vehicular gates comply with the provisions of UL325 and ASTM F2200.
April 29, 2020
Revolving doors have been around for well over 100 years since their invention by Theophilus Van Kannel in 1888. As the story goes, Van Kannel, working in a lobby during a cold winter in Philadelphia, complained about the unpleasant effects of the swing door at the main entrance: “Every person passing through [the exterior door] first brings a chilling gust of wind with its snow or rain, and the noise of the street; then comes the unwelcome bang!” Van Kannel decided to do something about it. He started a business, and the rest is history. The revolving doors stopped air infiltration and were quiet during use. But, how much can you really improve on what is a relatively simple concept? In fact, modern technology and engineering have completely transformed Van Kannel’s invention in terms of safety, ease of use, and even security. Let’s take a closer look.
March 23, 2020
Maximizing bike parking or bike storage space doesn't have to be complicated. Check out our this video on spacing recommendations so you can make the most of your bicycle storage.
March 20, 2020
We're talking about something that many #security entrance manufacturers shy away from: barrier contact. Why does it happen and how do you avoid it?
March 2, 2020
Par-Kut guard booth industrial applications are a perfect fit for use in abusive industrial environments, because the core competency is to build the enclosures with durable and long-lasting materials. Par-Kut industrial booths shelter and provide relief for industrial workers in control pulpits, in plant offices and operator shelters to name a few.
February 17, 2020
Many companies are exploring ways that they can create “safe rooms” in their existing office—addressing the special challenges of corporate security. One of the greatest challenges: the attacker is very often someone familiar to the target and victims. As a result, security measures that are highly effective in many settings—like access control—are only one part of the puzzle.
February 14, 2020
Are you looking at different types of security entrances and trying to compare which one is right for you? Security revolving doors have been gaining in popularity over the past 10 years. Why? In this quick video, I'll share with you the top 5 features of a security revolving door that make it one of the most desirable security solutions for many types of facilities.
December 30, 2019
Corporate security is widely—and wildly—neglected. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that workplace shootings are now 30 times more common than building fires. The bulk of mass shootings occur at a workplace, but only about 20 percent are adequately prepared for an active shooter incident.
December 27, 2019
As cannabis retail spaces and dispensaries become increasingly common, their aesthetic is changing. Gone are the days in which every dispensary was either a shabby, chill “hangout” or a clinical, doctor’s office-like space. Now, sophisticated and contemporary cannabis retail design spaces are becoming the norm. Clean lines, brightly lit spaces, and tastefully displayed products are what consumers want in the new world of widespread cannabis acceptance—but achieving this aesthetic comes with its own challenges.
December 9, 2019
Installing a #windowwell is an economical way to add natural light to any #basement. Depending upon your budget, BILCO has an egress window well system that is right for you. Products are available in a planter design for added beauty inside your home or in a modular design that is the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to add basement egress.
December 6, 2019
Package Concierge®, the trusted provider of automated locker solutions, unveiled new findings about the shopping behaviors of adults aged 18-25 years old. Among the findings, nearly 60 percent of the 1,000 people polled say they’ve visited a mall within the last week and almost 90 percent have made an in-store purchase during their visit. While Generation Z shoppers may be using traditional shopping methods, they’re leveraging non-traditional retrieval methods - more than half (58 percent) have used Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS) with nearly two-thirds using it within the last month.
November 27, 2019
Alarms are sounding, lights are flashing, and there is a sense of panic in the air. Security entrances, which provide a seamless access control solution in all types of buildings, are usually not intended to be the only means of emergency egress from a facility. Even so, some security entrance types such as tripod turnstiles, full height turnstiles, revolving doors and security portals, can be a main component of your emergency egress plan that can help ensure a safe evacuation.
November 25, 2019
Corporate offices are among the locations most susceptible to gun violence—and least prepared to respond effectively. In America, violent crime has steadily declined since the 1990s. But the workplace has proven to be an anomaly: Workplace shootings are on the rise. Today, the bulk of American active shooters attack places of business. And yet, very few businesses embrace substantive active shooter training and prevention.
October 28, 2019
In most business settings, physical security is either absent or insufficient. “Since nothing has happened,” explains T.J. McComas, a physical security specialist and founder of Bastion Security Group, “the conclusion is that the security works. But, in many cases, it isn’t that the security works, it’s just that they’ve been lucky.“
October 2, 2019
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced the results of a recent survey regarding the risks and security threats associated with tailgating. A majority of the respondents, made up of security professionals, believe that tailgating remains a critical threat and does not seem to be abating.
September 11, 2019
When it comes to sports, athletes and fans are tough. Our 350/500 Tuffline™ Entrances are a complete system of door, frame, and hardware, designed and engineered to create total performance for stadiums, arenas, and more. Heavy traffic? Totally tough!